Hmmm, no. Even if I agreed with the law, the punishments are disproportionate.
Besides, one person said above, there are plenty of legal alternatives to this bullshit such as vandalism or other less destructive methods. Prisons should act as a deterrent but also as channels to rehabilitate those who get thrown there. With very, very specific exceptions the punishment should be both proportional and should give the opportunity to reintroduce the person into society. Life imprisonment for some hack is completely insane.
I'm trying to think here about something regarding my great great (...) grand parents, Adam and Eve so I probably should be receiving copyrights for this Bolero too. Just a hint though, I'm calling Prenda Law to explain if I'm right.
Slightly off topic, the agreement seemingly sends environment protections to hell as well. These public commitments from Governments towards better environmental practices are just a circus. Behind the scenes some countries are trying to completely strip such environmental protections altogether for progress.
Talking from my reality, the political instability here in Brazil is being used to fuck up all sorts of rights and protections despite the fact that nature has given severe warnings that we are on course for our own demise. For all the water abundance we do have there have been major shortages all over with the episode in São Paulo metropolitan area being one of the worst. But hey, let's just ignore this, money speaks louder than millions of people suffering and possibly dying.
They are using malathion here to control the mosquitoes. It's almost like setting the crop on fire to control some plague. There are plenty of other approaches that don't involve using some dangerous substance but they would need better environmental practices. Too expensive.
I've seen some data in this field for São Paulo city and simply increasing green areas and generally lowering temperatures (paint roofs white!) has a big impact on the proliferation of the mosquito because it increases the length of its reproductive cycle.
If many things where researched and made public we'd be way ahead in technological evolution than we are now. Then put everything in the 'patent' pool and those who participated get a proportional piece of the pool plus the vanguard. Simple as that.
As long as these things remain insecure (and it seems they will for a long time) and I'm not in full control of them (ie: they don't snoop on my activity) I'll keep things as dumb as possible. This IoT thing can wait.
Erm, why not hand the encrypted messages? Sure it's a bunch of gibberish but when the judge asks the obligatory 'wtf?" just say that this is all they can see. You complied with the order. If they say "decrypt it" then you can simply show you can't.
Of course, the circuit where this order came from seems rather clueless so there's that.
To stop fake news from spread you need people to fact check them. Even if you teach everybody how to there's lazy. I myself am guilty of it though I retracted and explained why it was wrong lately. But people don't fact check. At all. So yes, it's a lost battle.